The University of Oulu (UOULU) is an international science university founded in 1958. UOULU community is 13500 students and 2800 employees strong, and one of the biggest and the most multidisciplinary universities in Finland. The university consists of eight faculties and many specialized research units. The university strategy is based on five thematic, internationally significant research focus areas: Creating sustainability by materials and systems, molecular and environmental basis of life-long health, digital solutions in sensing and interactions, earth and near-space system environmental change, and understanding humans in change. The Faculty of Medicine, an integral part of the Kontinkangas Life Sciences Campus, is situated next to the University Hospital of Oulu. The campus is a unique combination of partners in research, education, health services and business.

Within EDCMET, UOULU leads two scientific work packages: WP3, In vivo models for the assessment of metabolic effects of EDs, and WP4, Population based assessment of exposure to chemicals and ED-related metabolic effects. The scientists aim to development and optimize protocols for in vivo tests, support alternative test development, discover novel methods and biomarkers of exposure in population studies, estimate human health risk of EDs, and to characterize of mode of action and adverse outcome pathway for selected EDs.

In the University of Oulu, three research groups work in the project:

  • Jukka Hakkola, WP3
  • Arja Rautio, WP4
  • Marjo-Riitta Järvelin, WP4


Jukka Hakkola, Professor
University of Oulu, Research Unit of Biomedicine
Tel: +358-924-485235
E-mail: jukka.hakkola(at)

Arja Rautio, Professor
University of Oulu, Thule Institute and Faculty of Medicine
Tel: +358 40 58 55 776
E-mail: arja.rautio(at)